ecology facts Selected as the most interesting among nature related questions in Nature quiz Why is the ozone hole dangerous?It increases UV radiation. In the ozone layer, ozone molecules absorb UV-B and UV-C radiation - short wavelength forms of ultraviolet that can disrupt organic molecules, producing cancerous changes in living cells.Created by: Riho IshiiEarth facts » Which of the G8 countries is the smallest emitter of carbon dioxide?France. Low carbon dioxide emission in France is a result of large investments in nuclear technology. Most electricity produced by France is generated by 59 nuclear power plants. As a side-effect renewable energies are having difficulty taking off.Created by: globalquiz.orgnuclear power facts » Which acid mostly contributes to acid rains?Sulfuric acid. The most important gas which leads to acidification is sulfur dioxide, coming from fossil fuel combustion and industry (and, in lesser amounts, from volcanoes and wildfires). In recent years, emissions of nitrogen oxides which are oxidized to form nitric acid are of increasing importance due to stricter controls on emissions of sulfur containing compounds. Created by: Cleoacids facts » Since 1998, Harvard University wraps marble statues on its campus with waterproof covers every winter. Why?To protect from acid rains. The eastern third of the United States is significantly impacted by acid rain. Acids in the rain react with the calcium compounds in the stones like limestone or marble to create gypsum, which then flakes off.Created by: globalquiz.orguniversities facts » Which adjective describes the bark beetle?Xylophagous. Xylophagy is a term used in ecology to describe the habits of an animal whose diet consists of wood. The word derives from Greek xylon "wood" (similarly to xylophone)Created by: globalquiz.orginsects facts » Which old household appliances are the most dangerous for the environment?Refrigerators. During the early 1970s, two American chemists - M. Molina and S. Rowland - identified the theoretical threat of ozone depletion by the release of chlorofluorocarbons (used as a refrigerators coolant). Initially, the reaction was skeptical, but when in 1983 scientists discovered ozone hole, the abstract threat suddenly became real.Created by: globalquiz.orgchemistry facts » In order to protect seeds of the edible plants, the Global Seed Vault has been built. Where is it located?Spitsbergen permafrost. The Svalbrad Global Seed Vault (norw. Svalbrad globale frøhvelv) is located Svalbrad archipelago, at the Sptisbergen Island in Norway. It has been built to safely store seeds of edible plants from all over the world in case of any cataclism. Vault located is in the tunnel digged in the permafrost. Currently over 1.5 mln specimens are storedCreated by: lanusienkascience facts » Play nature quiz and see all the questions.